Trent Cole Injury: Updates on Colts LB's Knee and Return

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist

Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Trent Cole (58) lines up against the New York Jets during an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)
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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Trent Cole suffered a knee injury during practice prior to Week 3, keeping him out of the team's clash with the Tennessee Titans. Thankfully for Colts fans, he is active against the Jacksonville Jaguars for Week 4.

Prior to the Titans game on Sept. 26, Mike Wells of ESPN noted veteran pass-rusher Robert Mathis would start in Cole's place. Should Cole miss any more time this season, fans should expect to see Mathis replace him once again.

Although Mathis was once among the league's most feared edge-rushers, racking up 19.5 sacks in 2013, he's still getting back into game shape from an extended absence due to an Achilles injury.

Bjoern Werner could also be thrust into a more prominent role opposite Erik Walden should Cole be sidelined again this season.

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